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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 5840 (Robes and Tunic)

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Reviewed by:marykuris

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Posted on:8/14/03 11:22 PM
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Peachstt said...
Mary--My husband wants me to make this costume for him so he can take our dd trick or treating. I was kind of scared because it looked difficult, now I have the confidence, after reading your review and viewing the picture, to tackle this project. Do you think I could use a brown canvas for the robe? Thanks!
8/15/03 9:42 AM
marykuris said...
Hi Peach! No, I think brown canvas would be too stiff for this robe. You really want something that's heavy, fluid, and drapey. But go for it! I started with the smallest, easiest piece (the obi sash) and that gave me the confidence to keep going.
8/15/03 10:30 AM
AnneM said...
Looks very nice. I like the material choice also. And yes, you would think the light saber would be a give-away.
8/15/03 10:31 AM
Tonya said...
ROFL@sons finding the dickey somehow unseemly. Teenagers are hysterical. You're right, this is a faboo pattern - I bet my hubby and/or brother would like something like this too. They never grow up, ya know...
8/15/03 10:46 AM
SouthernStitch said...
Yes, he really does look like a Jedi! The dickey thing - LOL. I'll have to remember to make a new word for it if I ever encouner such a situation.
8/15/03 4:56 PM
Jules/Vancouver BC said...
I think the Harry Potter comment comes because your DS has glasses... That's the only thing that occurs to me, since OBVIOUSLY, Harry Potter would be wearing BLACK robes, and maybe a red-and-gold Gryffindor scarf, and carrying an 11 inch holly-and-phoenix feather wand. Sheesh...some people...*lol* (OK...I read the whole HP series while I was in hospital...I'm not really THAT much of a HP addict...) Great costume, Mary...
8/15/03 7:55 PM
Pam Z said...
Great costume! Your fabric choice is perfect, Mary.
8/16/03 0:03 AM
Victoria611 said...
You scaled this pattern down, right? I have 50 inch tall son for whom I am making the tunic, dickey and robe. Any suggestions for scaling it down this much? Thanks for a great review and awesome pictures!
3/27/08 9:49 AM
singswithdolphin said...
I am stuck on the step with the tunic band and the interfacing that it didn't tell me to make. I'm not quite clear on how to attach the tunic band
10/26/09 11:41 PM
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